Jewish History

JCHS - Jewish Community High School of the Bay | San Francisco, CA, United States

Posted Date 11/11/2021

Come teach Jewish History with us starting fall 2022!

We are seeking an educator who cares deeply about teaching in a pluralistic environment, thinks hard about how Jewish texts are relevant to students’ lives, recognizes the role Jewish literacy plays in identity building, and enjoys creating an inspirational classroom environment.

The Jewish Community High School of the Bay needs an experienced Jewish History teacher to reimagine and teach our core 11th grade Jewish History classes, teach a Jewish History elective and help staff our 11th grade Israel journey. An ideal candidate will be someone who has thought carefully about the “how” and “why” to teach Jewish History and the impact Jewish History has on identity formation. The ideal candidate will be able to create a history classroom that is a place of meaning and purpose - a laboratory for exploring the past and why it matters. 

When you join our Jewish Studies department you will:

  • teach 3 sections of our core 11th grade Jewish History class and one Jewish History elective
  • help plan and possibly chaperone our 11th grade journey to Israel
  • support students and the JCHS community by engaging in life outside the classroom through activities such as club advising, student advising and attending school events 
  • have time during the school day to prepare great lessons and give students the individual help they need
  • be supported by a faculty supervisor, learning specialist, and school counselor to help you focus on your teaching
  • work alongside colleagues who will both push you to be a better teacher and welcome your help in improving their teaching
  • work with supportive administrators who encourage innovative teaching, expect professional growth, and embrace research based pedagogy
  • be directly involved in creating an inclusive and equitable environment toward  differentiating your teaching, and honoring the diverse Jewish identities of our students

As a pluralistic Jewish high school, JCHS’ students represent the diversity of Jewish practice and identity in the Bay Area. Faculty commitment to the mission of the school is essential, but religious affiliation is not a factor in hiring. We believe our students learn best from a diverse faculty and extended professional community and welcome people of any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status to come work with our students.

If this sounds like a community of learners you would like to join, email a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to:  [email protected]

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